Nokia 9 renders give us a close look at the penta-lens phone

Audio player loading…

One of the most exciting rumored features of the Nokia 9 – or Nokia 9 PureView as it might be called – is a penta-lens camera on the back, and now leaked renders have given us a close look at that, along with the rest of the phone.

The renders, shared by reliable leaker @OnLeaks on behalf of 91Mobiles (opens in new tab), actually show seven circles on the back of the Nokia 9, with five of them expected to be lenses, one a dual-LED flash and the last probably a proximity sensor of some kind.

The leak doesn’t say what the five lenses are used for, but guesses that they include telephoto, wide-angle and depth-sensing lenses, among others.

The screen meanwhile is said to be 5.9 inches with an 18:9 aspect ratio and as you can see it has bezels above and below – there’s no notch here. There’s also no sign of a fingerprint scanner, suggesting that it’s built in to the display.

Convincing but not confirmed

However, there may also be a facial recognition system, especially as the single-lens front camera is joined by two sensors of some kind.

The dimensions of the Nokia 9 are said to be 155 x 75 x 7.9mm and it appears to have a metal frame and a glass back, like so many other flagships. Finally, you’ll note that there’s seemingly no sign of a headphone port.

As with any leak we’d take this with a pinch of salt, especially as it doesn’t line up with every previous leak. Some for example claim that the Nokia 9 will have just a dual-lens camera, though these are mostly very old rumors.

Still, this leak comes from a reliable source and is the clearest look we’ve yet had at the possible handset, so there’s a good chance this is accurate. We should find out before too long, though while earlier rumors pointed to a launch this year, more recent information suggests the Nokia 9 might not land until early 2019.

Via PhoneArena (opens in new tab)

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.